Gallery: Issey Miyake Creates Heat-Retaining Menswear From Recycled Polyes...

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Issey Miyake’s timing couldn’t be more apt. As temperatures at Paris Men’s Fashion Week plunged below zero on Thursday—and the City of Lights faced its worst blizzard conditions in 20 years—the Franco-Japanese fashion house feted a lightweight, heat-retaining wardrobe that almost seemed to anticipate climate change’s role in worsening winters. Sure enough, the blinding cavalcade of quilted overcoats, sporty jackets, hooded anoraks, and utilitarian cargo pants provided more than a few nods to the future, imagined or prophesied. Metallic accents gave way to gilded panels, which yielded to reflective suits of gold, silver, and bronze. (The last was said to generate as much warmth as five or six emergency blankets, but without the bulk.)

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